News & Events

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 – two years on
We are two years into the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) and there have been some recent cases of interest and some aspects of the legislation...
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Continued focus on migrant worker exploitation
In our previous article on this topic, we wrote about Immigration New Zealand’s recent...
Disciplinary procedures: a recap
A recent example of a flawed dismissal process was outlined in Payne v Bupa...
Are you across the latest employment law amendment bills?
Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill This Member’s Bill was introduced on 9...
Lane Neave welcomes three new lawyers
Lane Neave continues its proud tradition of supporting and mentoring new legal graduates with...
Structuring the sale of your business
If you have decided to sell your business or if you’ve had someone approach...
The Australian Consumer Data Right and Open Banking
Introduction In 2017 the Australian Government announced its intention to legislate a Consumer Data...
Employment Relations Amendment Bill – Select Committee report released
The Select Committee reported back on the changes proposed to the Employment Relations Act...
Employer’s duty to protect the mental wellbeing of employees
Mental health is currently the primary cause of lost working days in the majority...
A whopper of a mistake
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has barred Burger King from hiring...
Interim visa policy change
Interim visas are granted to visa applicants in New Zealand, in cases where their...
Lane Neave advises on Christ Church Cathedral joint venture agreement
Lane Neave has advised the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust (Reinstatement Trust) on the...
Lifelaw Newsletter: August
Convert your cross-lease Composite, otherwise known as cross-lease titles, were introduced with the best...
Immigration Newsletter: August
In this edition: Interim visa policy changes Social practices – the unwritten rules of...
Guidance on compensation awards for hurt, humiliation and loss of dignity under the Employment Relations Act 2000
Quantifying compensation for an employee’s 123(1)(c)(i) hurt, humiliation and loss of dignity in the...
Ex-employee serves prison time for breach of confidentiality
A previous employee was sentenced to 21 days in prison following repeated breaches of...
Cryptocurrencies – deciphering New Zealand’s approach to regulating digital tokens
If you’re thinking about providing a financial service in relation to cryptocurrencies, it’s critical...
A race with no winners: “gun-jumping” in the context of a merger or an acquisition
It is natural for merging businesses to want to take as many steps as...
Contractors and employees – what’s the difference?
Section 6 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 defines “employee” as any person employed...
Changes to post-study work rights and potential Auckland student exodus
The long awaited announcement by the Minister of Immigration (Minister) on the proposed changes...